Long Side Table
late Ming (1368–1644) or early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Wood (huanghuali or Dalbergia odorifera)
H. 34 7/8 in. (88.6 cm); W. 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm); L. 124 in. (315 cm)
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
This table was probably used as an altar along with a complement of ritual vessels for performing the prescribed ancestral memorials. The slightly splayed end panels, reticulated with roundels of dragons, are set into shoe feet.
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